A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day at Sea

Ed is a total Type A personality. At times I'm not far behind, but I think if you look up Type A in the dictionary, you might find his picture. Constantly busy. The only time he sits and relaxes (like watch a movie, read a book, nap) is when he's sick. I, on the other hand, feel the most productive thing I can do is watch a movie, read a book, or take a nap!

So yesterday he was doing some yard work, made an awkward leap for the porch, and tore a ligament (or something like that) in his calf. He was really in pain - you know the kind of pain that makes you break out in a sweat and almost puke. Finally made it in the house and to the couch. After ice backs, elevating his leg, and several Tylenol, he felt better. But today his leg is swollen and quite sore so he can't do much.

Which means we're just hanging around the house, reading, eating, resting. I managed to get a project done that I've put off for almost a year. In our front hall we have a box with 9 little drawers each having a place for a photo. I use it for grandkids photos. However, since we have 13 grandkids and my brother's 4 children feel like grandkids, I had to add four small frames on the sides to hold the whole gang! Today I actually had time to update all the photos, add the twins who were born last August (!!), and get the 8 older kids in the outside frames.

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't like it when Ed is sick or hurt. But I do secretly enjoy the "day at sea."


the thrifty ba said...

sorry about ed. that is what happens when you get old-things start breaking.
that is a cool set up! where did you get the box?

Sandi said...

Ed found it at Costco several years ago. Only one ledtbso he snagged it! I've not seen anything like it again